Much to my delight, Wayne got me Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Peace and Plenty as one of my Christmas presents. He actually hates spending money on books when he can just check them out at a library, but there are books he makes exceptions for. Like ones we’ll refer to again and again (travel guides and such) or ones we’ll read again and again.
I have reread every Sarah Ban Breathnach book I own. Peace and Plenty will surely be added to that list. I’m only a few chapters into it, but I’m already in love. I adore her writing style. I think she’s marvelous at blending quotes she finds with points she’s trying to make.
And I feel so uplifted, inspired and motivated after reading her essays. It gives me a whole new perspective to ponder. I inevitably find new things I want to try and do and aspire to be.
After reading Peace and Plenty before bed last night, I woke up raring to tackle the day today. And boy did I! I got all sorts of things done, from shopping (even stocking up on some Christmas presents for next year) to cleaning the house and starting the Great Dejunking Project of 2011. Marvelous!
So, while I don’t really suffer from financial problems (knock on wood and hallelujah! let’s hope I can keep it that way!) I’m still already finding things to relate to in this book. I don’t know if it’ll have as profound an impact as Simple Abundance did, but at least I get to feast on Sarah Ban Breathnach’s prose. That’s always delicious soul food!